You can win over a greedy person by offering money...

You can win over a greedy person by offering money, a proud person by covering before him. You can win a foolish by agreeing with him and you can win a scholar by truth only.

- Chanakya
There are three gems upon this earth: food, water and pleasing words

There are three gems upon this earth: food, water and pleasing words. Fools consider pieces of rocks as gems.

- Chanakya
Learn from the mistakes of others

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourselves.

- Chanakya
As long as your body is healthy and under control and death is distant try to save your soul

As long as your body is healthy and under control and death is distant try to save your soul; when death is immanent what can you do?

- Chanakya
Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.

Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.

- Chanakya
Give your wealth only to the worthy and never to others

Give your wealth only to the worthy and never to others. The water of the sea received by the clouds is always sweet.

- Chanakya
a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn

As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family.

- Chanakya
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing

Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.

- Chanakya
One whose knowledge is confined to books and...

One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others, can use neither his knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.

- Chanakya
There is poison in the fang of the serpent...

There is poison in the fang of the serpent, in the mouth of the fly and in the sting of a scorpion; but the wicked man is saturated with it.

- Chanakya
Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status

Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.

- Chanakya
God dwells not in the wooden, or stone or earthen idols.

God dwells not in the wooden, or stone or earthen idols. His abode is in our feeling, our thoughts. It is only through the feeling that we deem God existing in these idols.

- Chanakya
A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning...

A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves him in the day like a sister does and pleases him like a prostitute in the night.

- Chanakya
one should discard attachment to be happy

He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.

- Chanakya
the goodness of a person spreads in all directions

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.

- Chanakya
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.

A man is great by deeds, not by birth.

- Chanakya
If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.

If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.

- Buddha
You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.

You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.

- Buddha
He who walks in the eightfold noble path...

He who walks in the eightfold noble path with unswerving determination is sure to reach Nirvana.

- Buddha
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.

- Buddha
The root of suffering is attachment.

The root of suffering is attachment.

- Buddha
The tongue is like a sharp knife

The tongue is like a sharp knife… it Kills without drawing blood.

- Buddha
you will be punished by your anger

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.

- Buddha
Never see what has been done Always see what remains to be done.

Never see what has been done; Always see what remains to be done.

- Buddha
We are shaped by our thoughts

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

- Buddha
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

- Buddha
All that we are is the result of what we have thought

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

- Buddha
We ourselves must walk the path

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

- Buddha
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

- Buddha
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

- Buddha
Happiness never decreases by being shared

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

- Buddha
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

- Buddha
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

- Buddha
Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light

Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.

- Bruce Lee
If you think a thing is impossible, you’ll only make it impossible.

If you think a thing is impossible, you’ll only make it impossible.

- Bruce Lee
Faith without work is death.

Faith without work is death.

- Bruce Lee
Defeat is a state of mind

Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.

- Bruce Lee
the usefulness of a cup is in its emptiness.

Empty yourself! Open up! After all, the usefulness of a cup is in its emptiness.

- Bruce Lee
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself...

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.

- Bruce Lee
No one can hurt you unless you allow him to.

No one can hurt you unless you allow him to.

- Bruce Lee
Not what to think but how to think.

Not “what” to think but “how” to think.

- Bruce Lee
A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.

A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.

- Bruce Lee
It’s not what you give, it’s the way you give it.

It’s not what you give, it’s the way you give it.

- Bruce Lee
If there is a God, he is within

If there is a God, he is within. You don’t ask God to give you things, you depend on God for your inner theme.

- Bruce Lee
Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own.

Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own.

- Bruce Lee
Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.

Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.

- Bruce Lee
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.

- Benjamin Franklin
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

- Benjamin Franklin
Old Man’s Advice to Youth: ‘Never Lose a Holy Curiosity.’

Old Man’s Advice to Youth: ‘Never Lose a Holy Curiosity.’

- Albert Einstein
Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

- Albert Einstein